When I was 15 years old, I was a passenger in a truck that hit a tree at 50 m.p.h. Fortunately, I was able to click in my seat belt just a moment before impact. Seat belts do indeed save lives!
To give you an idea about the intensity of the impact, the driver, John, broke his sternum and bent the steering wheel in half! We were both in shock when we were transported to the hospital. All of the doctors concurred, we were both lucky to be alive!
I left the hospital with prescriptions for muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medications, and was given instructions to follow up with my family physician. A couple days later, I developed pain in my middle back that felt like a thousand paper cuts underneath my skin. It crawled up my middle back to my neck, and then I developed headaches. The pain interfered with my schoolwork and extracurricular activities. I was in a miserable state!
I followed up with my medical doctor, and was prescribed pain killers. So there I was, 1990 seems like so long ago, popping pills for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was like a zombie in school, sleeping during classes.
Then, I believe God intervened. I opened a Val-Pak ad and saw an ad for a chiropractor, Dr. Carl Blackford. He explained that I had a whiplash injury that caused the curve in my neck to straighten, and there was no pill that could fix that. I trusted Dr. Carl's expertise to get me back to health.
Through his guidance, I was pain free, drug free, and enjoying life again. The headaches went away. Then the neck pain dissipated, and finally the middle back pain disappeared. My life was saved a second time! If I would have kept going down the prescription pill path my medical doctor was trying to lead me, no doubt in my mind, I would not have lived to the age of 25.
I had such an excellent chiropractic experience that I decided to change my career path from dentistry to chiropractic. Now I am on a mission to help save as many lives as possible through natural, safe, effective and affordable chiropractic care.
I hope to meet you in person someday soon. No one has ever said to me, "you know doc...I wish I would have waited longer to meet you."
When I am not helping, serving, educating, challenging, supporting or coaching my patients toward a healthy, wellness lifestyle, I enjoy spending time with my family.
I love chiropractic so much that I married a chiropractor, Dr. Maryam Ahsan-Forgeron. We had a dream come true wedding ceremony at the Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod, Massachusetts on June 19th of 2015.
We welcomed our son, Kamran, into the world in 2016, and he has no choice but to live a healthy lifestyle. ;-)
I am the father of four boys: Jacob, Jon, Jason, as well as, Kamran. They are a source of unconditional love and joy.
The power that made the body heals the body.
The nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and organ system. The central nervous system, consisting of your brain and spinal cord, is so vitally important to your life that it is completely surrounded and protected by bones, the skull and vertebral column.
The bones of the spine move and shift, allowing us to bend and twist. If these vertebral bones shift out of the normal postural alignment, then it is called subluxation. A simple way to describe subluxation is a bone out of place. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines subluxation, so it is a REAL condition.
It is vitally important to your life and health to be screened for skeletal subluxations, before they wear your joints and discs out!
Dr. Forgeron was a treating primary care chiropractic physician in the above referenced study, which demonstrated excellent outcomes.
The fact is there is so much research supporting chiropractic now that there is NO disputing the evidence.
One must have optimal posture throughout their lifetime, or suffer the consequences of accelerated degenerative disc and joint disease. That is the truth. There is no more need for chiropractors to prove themselves to the medical community.
Current research continues to show chiropractic as a natural, safe, effective and affordable form of healthcare. Let Dr. Forgeron help, serve, educate, coach, support and challenge you, and your loved ones, in your journey toward a healthier existence.